We know that prednisone suppresses cortisol production by the adrenal glands. I believe it also affects other hormones produced by this gland. Questions - do these other hormones also have trouble re-establishing as one tapers and could those insufficiencies cause troublesome symptoms? And, does prednisone affect any other organs directly or are various symptoms (like muscle weakness) knock on effects from the adrenal glands' reduced effectiveness?
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